The great thing about doing side hustles to generate extra income is that you can hustle on your own terms. The more hard work, time, and creative effort you put in, the more extra money you can make. You can hustle as little or as much as you want, whenever you want. It’s your extra money, and you can choose how you want to spend it. Instead of focusing on what ideas don’t apply to you, try focusing on different side hustle ideas that you can implement to work for your situation.
Welcome to December, another new month. There is only one more month to go now before we finish 2015. This is the busiest time of the year for us. For most people, I believe this is also the most expensive time of the year. Did you score any hot deals for Black Friday? While we are normally pretty frugal, we couldn’t resist on a deal for a cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner that I found online. It should make cleaning up around the home faster and more efficient.
With my wife starting work again for the last couple of weeks, we are back to a two-income household. While it’s been sad for her to leave the little one at home (with me for the last 2 weeks), we know that two incomes will help us reach financial freedom much faster than one income alone.
The little man starts day care today, and it’s going to be a sad day for all us. We have been lucky to have almost 6 months of time to raise our son all by ourselves. Now it is time to trust him in the hands of professionals. I'm also sad for our dog Abby, who has been accustomed to someone home with her during most of the day. I’m glad that his day care is only about 5 minutes from my office, so I will be able to check in on him during lunch for the first few days. For the foreseeable future, I’ll be dropping our son off to day care in the mornings and my wife will pick him up in the afternoons. She gets off work at 3:30pm. Thinking about our son at day care is a huge motivator for us to continue to work hard and save aggressively.
On 11.14, I received a $10 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my American Express Blue Cash card (spend $10 get $10 back at participating small business).
On 11.18, I received a $15 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my American Express Premier Rewards Gold card (spend $60 get $15 on purchases made at Amazon.com).
On 11.18, I received a $15 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my American Express Simplycash card (spend $60 get $15 on purchases made at Amazon.com).
On 11.18, my wife received a $15 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my American Express Premier Rewards Gold card as an authorized user (spend $60 get $15 on purchases made at Amazon.com).
On 11.21, my wife received a $15 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my AMEX SimplyCash card as an authorized user (spend $60 get $15 on purchases made at Amazon.com).
On 11.21, my wife received a $15 statement credit from AMEX Offers on my American Express Blue Cash card as an authorized user (spend $60 get $15 on purchases made at Amazon.com).
On 11.26, my wife received a $650 statement credit from her AT&T Access More credit card. I wrote about how you can use the card to get $555 off the purchase of a new unlocked smartphone here.
On 11.30, I received a $20 Visa Debit card from Staples for a gift card promotion.
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On 11.10, I received a $5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks
On 11.9, I received a $3 PayPal deposit from PineCone Research
On 11.13, I received a $15 Check from E Rewards Medical
On 11.7, I received a check for $137.50 from the local university where I teach part time.
On 11.1, we received a net profit of $430 from our rental property
On 11.30, I received a $25 refund check from Comenity Capital Bank from my Lexus Visa credit card that I never use. I believe this was a class action lawsuit rebate.
Our side hustles increased slightly in November.
We earned $755 in cash back, $85 from AMEX Offers. It really helps to have an AMEX card, and each authorized user may be eligible to receive the same AMEX Offers.
We earned $5 worth of Amazon gift certificates from Search and Win sites
We earned $18 in cash from paid surveys
I earned $137.50 from my side job teaching at the local university
We earned $430 from rental income
I earned $25 from miscellaneous income
All of this totals $1,370.50 from our side hustles for the month of November. Are you doing any hustling on the side for extra income?